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- Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 35.00
Theme parks are a uniquely interactive and enduring form of entertainment that have influenced architecture, technology, and culture in surprising ways for more than a century, as Scott Lukas now reveals in his compelling historical chronicle. Theme Park takes the primitive amusements of pleasure gardens as its starting point and launches from... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 29.95
In 1910, when the town of Pendleton, Oregon, held its first large-scale rodeo, the Pendleton Round-Up, it introduced a new kind of rodeo queen - not a traveling cowgirl performer but a young, middle-class woman from its own town. This work examines the history, evolution, and significance of the community-sponsored rodeo queen. more...
- Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00
Clowns slapstick is their primary mode of performance and allows them to provoke audiences to laughter wherever they perform. This innovative book, focussing on contemporary practice in the USA and Europe over the last 50 years, investigates the nature and function of clown performance in modern society. Through analysis of clowning in a range... more...
- Athabasca University Press 2008; US$ 29.95
An investigation of the meanings and iconography of the Stampede: an invented tradition that takes over the city of Calgary for 10 days every July. Since 1923, archetypal ?Cowboys and Indians? are seen again at the chuckwagon races, on the midway, and throughout Calgary. Each essay in this collection examines a facet of the experience?from the images... more...
- The Intrepid Traveler 2011; US$ 9.99
Not a travel planner or guidebook, but a unique and entertaining collection of hundreds of multiple-choice trivia questions, fill with secrets and interesting facts about all aspects of Walt Disney World. more...
- Columbia University Press 2005; US$ 49.99
During the first part of the twentieth century thousands of working-class New Yorkers flocked to Coney Island in search of a release from their workaday lives and the values of bourgeois society. On the other side of the Atlantic, British workers heade more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
Play is a crucial component in the development of all children. In this fully updated and revised edition of his classic playwork text, Bob Hughes explores the complexities of children?s play, its meaning and purpose, and argues that adult-free play is essential for the psychological well-being of the child. This revised edition reflects important... more...